Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
station, ryan talked about what he called the unraveling of the obama administration's foreign policy. >> iran closer to a nuclear weapon, the russians are thwarting us every step of the world. people around the world sense america is weakening. when we project weakness abroad through the qirve indication of this administration, through the devastating defense cuts they're proposing, that means our enemies, our adversaries become more brazen. they're more willing to test us. >> congressman ryan also called the white house response to the consulate attack in libya, quote, slow and confused. >>> millions of americans will watch tonight's debate by some estimates maybe 50 million. it's in denver again at 9:00. it's just about one in five voters though who might be changing their vote based on what the candidates say in these debates. here's a look at a new poll from our partners at "u.s.a. today." it says 24% of people would call themselves obama voters say they could change their minds because of what happened in the presidential debates. it's 18% for people who identify themselves as r
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
tax rates. it's never about foreign policy. it's about the kinds of revelations of character and personality and disposition and temperament. you can see that often in how the people hold themselves on the screen. i noticed during the primary debates, you often saw mitt romney standing calmly and relaxed while these other people were squabbling amongst each other. the famous case of john kennedy and richard nixon. even reagan and carter in 1980. the confidence and ease that ronald reagan projected and jimmy carter looked a little bit defensive. that's the impression that lasts. >> even al gore and george w. bush i think is a good example of body language told so much during those debates. al gore was up in the polls and had a series of very poor debate performances. >> al gore had been a very effective, aggressive debater. in the first debate, he was seen as being too aggressive. the famous sighs and all the rest. in the second debate, he was almost too laid back. by the third he had a kind of just right approach, but by that time, those performances and all the other factors
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
of format. and then the third and final debate focusing on foreign policy two weeks before election day. campaign 2012 coverage continues 24/7 at cbsnews.com. there will be more about tonight's debate first thing tomorrow on "this morning" with charlie rose, norah o'donnell and gayle king. as for who won the debate tonight, that's entirely up to you. i'm scott pelley in denver. good night. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the... number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need... on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to.
Oct 1, 2012 6:30pm EDT
will be addressed and what other long-term anchoring factor for the economic policies developed in, say, the united states and japan. those are factors of uncertainty that really prevent people from making the investment decisions, the hiring decisions, the foreign direct investment decisions that would otherwise help growth the world over. >> pelley: if we cross the fiscal cliff, we go over the edge, do you think the united states would go back into recession? >> if it was not addressed very shortly, yes. >> pelley: and why are yo so certain of that? >> well, you just look at the numbers. that would entail a growth contraction of about 2% in a given year. so if you assume that the u.s. economy forecast growth next year is 2%, 2% minus 2% equals zero. you are pretty much at the recession stage. >> pelley: there are about 12.5 million americans who lost their jobs in the great recession. we have seen our economy in recession or stumbling along since late 2007. and a lot of americans just want to know when does this end. >> well, i would say that there is good news lurking out there. and in particula